Follow a Healthy Diet:
There’s an easy recipe if your goal is to keep away problems like heart disease and strokes.
- Eat more fruits and veggies.
- Choose whole grains. Try brown rice instead of white. Switch to whole wheat pasta.
- Choose lean proteins like poultry, fish, beans, and legumes.
- Cut down on processed foods, sugar, salt, and saturated fat.
When eating healthy, flexibility often works best, says Joyce Meng, MD, assistant professor at the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center at UConn Health. If you like to follow a strict diet plan, go for it. If not, it’s OK. “Find what works for you.”
Exercise Every Day:
Aim for 2 and a half hours of moderate activity, like brisk walking or dancing, every week. If you’re OK with vigorous exercise, stick to 1 hour and 15 minutes a week of things like running or playing tennis. Add a couple of days of strength,training too.
Control your weight: This is very essential to avoid many diseases and keep your self- esteem high.
(i) Think in % not in pounds. If you are overweight, losing just 5 to 10 % of your body weight contribute to reducing your health risks.
(ii) Try to feel full with fewer calories. This you can make possible by having foods that contain either higher water, like fruits, vegetables or healthy proteins. Feeling full depends on volume and not calories.
Drink lots of water: Consume sufficient water every day, about 8 to 10 glass of water for an adult woman.